Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Lesley Gent
LESLEY GENT, Chairperson, Fine Arts Department;
Vocal Music and Keyboard Programs
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Ms. Gent moved to
South Florida in 2007 in order to reunite with her two
sisters and check out the Florida Arts & Culture scene.
She accepted her first public teaching position here at
Beach High in September 2012, and is thrilled to be
sharing her passion, skills, and knowledge via the
Vocal Music and Keyboard programs.
In addition to leading two choral groups at Beach
High, Ms. Gent currently teaches five sections of
Keyboard and one section of Vocal Techniques - an
intensive class for serious solo singers.
In 2014, she created Beach High's first-ever
contemporary show choir, HARD CHORUS.
Ms. Gent brings extensive and diverse experience across
several industries, including classical/theatrical music performance
and coaching, instruction and advisement in higher education, and
She has performed leading roles in local and professional theater,
oratorio, and opera, winning several awards,
including the YACTA Award for Best Actress In A Musical
(Evita, 2004), and First Place in Adult Musical
Theater for the 2003 NATS Competition at Carnegie Mellon
University. She also performed as a soloist with the Aspen
Music Festival in 1998 (Soprano, Bach Cantata No. 147).
When she's not teaching, Ms. Gent
keeps busy as a singer/songwriter and music producer. She also enjoys
engaging in fitness activites, reading, and writing/blogging.
Ms. Gent currently resides in South Beach, Miami.
*For information pertaining to specific courses, please see the CHORUS link on the STUDENT ACTIVITIES page.